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    Report Embrace Cloud Economics For On-Premises Enterprise Storage

    Consumption-Based Pricing For Cloud Changes Enterprise Perspectives On Storage Procurement
    May 18, 2017 | Richard Fichera

    Cloud storage isn't a panacea, considering enterprises' concerns about privacy, governance, availability, and unpredictable costs, but the basic opex cost model is extremely attractive. Enterprises...

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    Report Hybrid Cloud Is The Foundation For Storage Agility And Economics

    Proper Utilization Of Cloud And Enterprise Storage Will Dictate BT Success
    April 28, 2017 | Richard Fichera

    Hybrid clouds are the future state of compute and storage for enterprises in the age of the customer. Hybrid cloud storage can now blend on-premises storage infrastructure with public and hosted...

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    Report Back Up Your SaaS Data — Because Most SaaS Providers Don't

    Cloud-To-Cloud Backup Is The Only Practical Option For SaaS Data Protection
    December 19, 2016 | Naveen Chhabra

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud providers are popular elements of a sound business technology (BT) strategy. While the vendors provide the applications, almost all mention explicitly in their...

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    Report Brief: Cloud File Services Fill An Enterprise Storage Gap

    Cloud Cannot Live On Blocks And Objects Alone
    January 6, 2016 | Richard Fichera

    Hyperscale public cloud services providers' primary design choice is object storage. While sensible for them, this choice harms enterprise applications built on standardized file services such as...

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    Report Brief: Four Trends Transforming Enterprise Storage To Support The BT Agenda

    Declining Revenues Force Strategy Changes
    July 2, 2015 | Henry Baltazar, Richard Fichera

    Despite the constant and rapid growth of data in enterprises, the revenue and profits of the major storage players have been flat to declining for the last few years. Cloud storage services and...

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    Report Inquiry Spotlight: Five Ways To Modernize Your Storage Strategy

    Cloud Storage, Flash Arrays, And Software-Defined Storage Take Center Stage
    March 26, 2015 | Henry Baltazar

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals are struggling to evolve their infrastructure to meet the daunting scalability, performance, and rapid provisioning challenges created by the...

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    Report Velocity: The Only Storage Issue That Matters In The Age Of The Customer

    Relentlessly Seek Speed In Your Service Design
    November 26, 2014 | Henry Baltazar

    Storage always was and always will be critical to infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals seeking to expand their BT agenda. Factors like capacity, cost, and management have dominated...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Predictions 2015: The Days Of Fighting The Cloud Are Over

    November 13, 2014 | James Staten, Lauren E. Nelson

    Cloud computing is arguably one of the most disruptive fields ever in technology management. CIOs are a primary force driving the enterprise business technology (BT) agenda, so you need to...

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    Report Market Overview: Software-Only Storage

    Your Next Array Should Be An Application
    August 1, 2014 | Henry Baltazar

    Hardware appliances have dominated the enterprise data storage landscape for decades, but storage is not immune from the software-defined transformation taking place in data centers. With momentum...

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    Report Seven Influential Storage Trends Shaping Your Near-Term Strategy

    Flash And Object Storage Expand Tiering Options To Better Serve Your Business
    May 21, 2014 | Henry Baltazar

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) decision-makers continue to struggle with unbridled data growth and must change inefficient storage buying habits to keep their customers happy and key data...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Key I&O Technology Trends To Watch In 2014, Part 2

    Embrace New Approaches To Radically Transform Business Resiliency
    May 14, 2014 | Sudhanshu Bhandari

    To accelerate business growth, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals in Asia Pacific (AP) must understand and ultimately master four key I&O-related trends: 1) Continually consolidate...

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    Report What The Evolution Of Cloud Storage Means For I&O

    February 14, 2014 | Henry Baltazar, James Staten

    Over the last few years, the capabilities and reach of cloud storage services have evolved rapidly, with many organizations expressing interest in storage-as-a-service. With or without the support...

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    Report Quick Take: How Enterprises Should Approach Cloud Storage In The Wake Of Nirvanix Closure

    Enterprises Need A Data Mobility Strategy That Is Multi-Cloud And Hybrid Cloud
    September 19, 2013 | Henry Baltazar, Rachel A. Dines

    On September 17, 2013, indications from press, partners, and customers have revealed that Nirvanix is shutting down its cloud storage services on September 30. While Nirvanix has not yet made a...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Services For The Digital Self

    The Battle To Serve You . . . And Profit From Your Data
    September 3, 2013 | Frank E. Gillett

    People must manage an exploding array of digital content that they create or are responsible for, both at work and at home. We call this collection the digital self, and it includes everything from...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Cache Is King In Cloud Storage Enablement

    How Cloud Storage Gateways Can Facilitate Storage Across The WAN
    August 6, 2012 | Andrew Reichman

    Cloud storage options abound these days, and enterprise infrastructure and operations professionals are eager to take advantage of expected cost and flexibility benefits. But for most...

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    Report Market Overview: Midrange Storage, Q3 2011

    Unified Storage Architectures Enable Private Cloud Environments
    August 29, 2011 | Vanessa Alvarez

    The storage industry is undergoing a transition. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) execs know that storage is a core component of enabling private cloud environments. But to achieve cloud...

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    Report Cost Analysis Tool: Cloud Versus Internal Storage Deployment

    August 25, 2011 | Andrew Reichman

    A customizable Forrester companion tool to the Economics of IT series docs.

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    Report File Storage Costs Less In The Cloud Than In-House

    We Calculate A 74% Cost Reduction, But It's Hard To Compare Apples To Apples
    August 25, 2011 | Andrew Reichman

    There's a great deal of hype surrounding cloud delivery models of all flavors, with the assumption that it will usher in a new era of cheaper, better IT. But most I&O organizations struggle to...

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    Report Prepare For Object Storage In The Enterprise

    Consider Object Storage In Your Archiving, Web 2.0, Imaging, And Cloud Workloads
    November 29, 2010 | Andrew Reichman

    There's a great deal of talk these days about object-based storage. It's an architecture that delivers massive scalability, rock-bottom cost, high automation, tremendous flexibility, and improved...

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    Report Cloud Storage Comes Down To Earth

    Cloud Storage Is Ready Today, But Only For Three Limited Use Cases
    August 5, 2010 | Andrew Reichman

    Few advances in storage have been hyped as much as "cloud storage." Every vendor in the space is painting its products and message with a cloud veneer. But for all this hype, there is little...

  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

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    Report China Cloud Storage Services Report

    May 31, 2010 | Gene Cao

    The cloud storage services market in China is in the early adopter stage and will undergo fast growth over the next five years, especially in the second half of that period. This report provides...

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    Report Business Users Are Not Ready For Cloud Storage

    Current And Planned Adoption Of Storage-As-A-Service Is Minimal For Now
    January 22, 2010 | Andrew Reichman

    There's been a lot of talk over the past year about moving data to the cloud, from storage vendors and IT professionals alike. Why? Given that data storage capacities are growing at 30% to 40% per...